A lot of California residents treat their pets like children. In fact, some even treat their pets better than their children. Considering how much we love our furry little friends, it’s no wonder that we choose to include them in our estate plans. In fact, the process of safeguarding your pet’s future is a lot easier than you might think.
One of the most common ways to care for your pet after you are gone is to create a specially designed pet trust. Pet trusts set money aside that will provide for the needs of a pet. The trust will also designate individuals to care for their pets while they are gone. By naming a “trust protector,” you can ensure that your desires laid out in the trust are carried out to the letter.
Although pet trusts are fairly flexible in the way they can be organized, they must comply with certain provisions in the California Probate Code. As such, it is important that you do not to try and create a pet trust without professional assistance.
At the Law Office of Barbara J. Dibble, we have created numerous pet trusts on behalf of our clients, and we are highly familiar with the process of creating a watertight trust in this regard. As animal lovers ourselves, we know how much comfort can be attained from knowing that all your pet’s needs will be taken care when you are gone. In fact, creating pet trusts is one of the most enjoyable tasks we complete behalf of the clients of our law firm.